One of my new females looks like a male! Common?

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I hate to be a downer, but does anyone think there might be a problem with a female, with a small opening, getting egg bound? I don't understand how the eggs would be smaller. I have occasionally had problems with younger- smaller female turtles and tortoises laying.
Well depends on species. Are yours Redfoots? I have a young Redfoot female from Suriname that lays massive eggs and she has no issues laying. Takes her a bit longer than the bigger more mature ones. Other species like angulata and chilensis here lay large eggs with very very small ventral openings without issue.
 

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Well depends on species. Are yours Redfoots? I have a young Redfoot female from Suriname that lays massive eggs and she has no issues laying. Takes her a bit longer than the bigger more mature ones. Other species like angulata and chilensis here lay large eggs with very very small ventral openings without issue.
I never bred Redfoots. But usually when I have seen it happen, it was young or small females. That is why I wondered if anyone else had that problem. I don't know if the Redfoots plastron is flexible as some others.
 

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My reds are about 6.5" long. One Columbian, one Brazilian. Haven't seen any flashing yet! They're a little over a year old... ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1426884696.446158.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1426884704.962556.jpg they've got some nice marbeling starting. :) any thoughts on sex or too early?
 
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The other two.
These two I'm trying to trade for a big male.
So far, nothing...
 

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